[ale] A Real Sad Loss for Open Source in the Atlanta Area

Brian Stanaland brian at stanaland.org
Sun Oct 17 20:41:34 EDT 2010

And going from Office 2007 to the ribbon heavy Office 2010 is a huge
learning curve.


On Sun, Oct 17, 2010 at 4:59 PM, Sparr <sparr0 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 10:54 AM, Derek Atkins <warlord at mit.edu> wrote:
>> Ah, but you just hit the nail on the head.  The users already know how
>> to use MS/Excel because that's what they've already been exposed to.
>> They don't have the time to learn something new; they need to get off
>> the ground running.
> This argument had some degree of validity until Office 2007 came out.
> The learning curve from Office XP to Office 2007 is just as steep as
> from Office XP to OOo. Thus, I no longer accept this argument when
> applied to any situation where that retraining has already been paid
> for (in time, funding, or effort), as that same amount could have paid
> for OOo training.
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